Puducherry: Apparently conceding demand from various quarters in the backdrop of the recent killing of a private firm executive during a labour unrest in Yanam,
Puducherry Government for the first time has posted an IPS officer as the head of Police department in the enclave of the Union Territory of Puducherry in Andhra Pradesh.
Hitherto, an officer in the rank of Puducherry Police Service or a subordinate police official was manning the force in Yanam. But in the reshuffle of police officials yesterday, the Rangasamy Government has transferred and posted IPS officer Monica Bharadhwaj as Yanam Superintendent of Police.
The recent rampage by a mob during labour unrest resulting in the lynching of President of Operations and Maintenance wing of Regency Ceramics M K Chandrasekhar on January 27 had triggered a demand from most of the organsiations and also opposition that Yanam should have an IPS officer.
Opposition parties had petitioned Lt Governor seeking among other things posting of a SP in the IPS rank for Yanam citing violent incidents.